The Silent Language of Psychotherapy: Social Reinforcement of Unconscious Processes

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This volume combines the elements of psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy in a theoretical system that focuses on the importance of patient-therapist interaction, especially in terms of the exchange of subtle or covert communication cues. In this significantly updated and expanded edition of their classic text, Beier and Young analyze recent developments in new areas of practice facing today's therapist: managed care and the clinical impact of the control of health-care delivery; and biological ...
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Overview

This volume combines the elements of psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy in a theoretical system that focuses on the importance of patient-therapist interaction, especially in terms of the exchange of subtle or covert communication cues. In this significantly updated and expanded edition of their classic text, Beier and Young analyze recent developments in new areas of practice facing today's therapist: managed care and the clinical impact of the control of health-care delivery; and biological intervention and other issues related to psychotropic medication.
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Presents a simple and theoretically informed model of the process of psychotherapy through a documented study of the critical role of the covert communication, persuasion, and social reinforcement that takes place between therapist and patient. Integrates the dynamic processes of unconscious motivation with behavioral principles in a theory that demonstrates the social reinforcement of unconscious processes. No dates are given for previous editions; the third accounts for changes in the delivery of mental health services and in biological treatment. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780202260976
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/1984
  • Edition description: 2nd ed
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 307

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction and Overview 1
2 The Anatomy of a Message: Structure and Motivation 11
3 Developing Patterns: Choosing Responses to the Environment 23
4 Information-Gathering Process in Psychotherapy 35
5 The Use of Conventions 51
6 Interventions in Psychotherapy 59
7 Labeling the Therapist's Activity 79
8 Content Choices in the Psychotherapeutic Hour 97
9 Extratherapeutic Incidents 105
10 Technical Problems in the Therapeutic Process 135
11 Communication Analysis in Family Group and Group Therapy 147
12 The Child's Communication in Therapy 171
13 The Changing Landscape of Psychotherapy Practice: Managed Care 195
14 The Therapist as a Consultant 205
15 Supervision in Communication Analytic Therapy 231
16 Nonverbal Communication in Psychotherapy 243
17 The Ethical Problems of Control of Behavior 255
18 Pills and Caring Talk 261
19 Summary and Conclusions: Being Asocial in Social Places; Giving the Patient a New Experience 277
References 291
Author Index 298
Subject Index 301
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